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The boat kitten story in the Medford Transcript

Medford, MA, May 8, 2009 If you read this story by Rob Barry (Wed., May 6, 2009), you may be interested in the latest installment in this miniature saga. Cindy Dever from Charles River Alley Cats shared some tidbits with me yesterday.  Perhaps the least surprising aspect is that the feral mother cat has been hiding […]

Charles River Alley Cats traps wild cats

Charles River Alley Cats traps wild cats

Stray cats’ survival frequently depends on foraging for food in garbage cans and dumpsters.  There are a bunch of cats in my neighborhood in Medford that live, after a fashion, in this way. I got involved with them after I saved a stray that a construction worker caught. Once they passed her to me, I […]

How I found two feral cat colonies

How I found two feral cat colonies

Saturday, April 18, 2009 Medford, MA. Like so many things in life, when one door won’t open for you, you just need to try the next one.  As I was heading into my second round of knocking on neighbors’ doors I thought that my odds of success were bound to improve. They did. It didn’t […]

The items we use in our Barn Cat Program

  If you purchase any of the items below after clicking through the listings – Shelter Me Inc. will receive a commission AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU and we will put the money back into our barn cat program. Here are photos of the set-up of the acclimation cage (in use) that we loan […]

Q&A about the Shelter Me Inc Barn Cat Program

Shelter Me, Inc. helps other licensed rescue groups place their ‘hard-to-adopt’ cats in barns. The “barn” cats  typically fall into two categories- Strays, semi-feral, ferals. These animals do not/cannot adapt well to indoor life. Cats that are afraid of people. Scaredy cats.  They are not lap cats. They have a limited tolerance for petting.   Can individuals […]

Cat trapped in abandoned building, Medford, MA

Sunday, March 29th I have a long-haired gray cat living in an acclimation cage on my back porch. She has been there for about four days and is not too happy about it. Her previous home was a vacant building across the street from my house and after a series of somewhat unexpected events, she […]

Rescuing Feral Cats: How We Started

Rescuing Feral Cats: How We Started

In the Summer of 2007, within one three week period, Sara and Morene rescued three feral mother cats and in rapid succession ended up with 22 kittens. (Do not even think about catching feral cats without being trained or assisted by an experienced professional.) Click the video above and Sara and her friend, Meg, an animal control officer, […]

Sara Inherits Newborn Kittens

Sara Inherits Newborn Kittens

The coolest person I have ever met is named Meg and she, among many other things, is an animal control officer.Since animal control doesn’t really deal with cats, when Meg called me up and asked if I would help her with two litters of feral kitten and their mom, I naively said Yes! What fun […]

Morgaine Abandons Her Kittens and Sara becomes their Mother

Morgaine Abandons Her Kittens and Sara becomes their Mother

I would like to state that Morgaine and I had a very special relationship. While Fiona regularly lunged at me when I cleaned her cage daily, Morgaine never even once hissed at me, and would let me get very close to her without getting upset. I had full intentions of rehabilitating her and turning her […]